Lionel Messi on Wednesday night scored the quickest goal of his career in the second leg round of 16 UEFA Champions League clash to put his side in the driving seat against Chelsea at the Camp Nou.
Messi led-Barcelona played a 1-1 draw in the first leg at Stamford Bridge. But the Argentine gave the Catalan club the advantage when he put one through the Blues goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois’ legs after just two minutes and six seconds into the game.
The goal was Messi’s 601st for Barca but it was a personal record for the 30-year-old as it was the quickest he’s ever scored for club or country.
The goal means Messi beat his previous quickest effort which came against Racing Santander in 2009 when he scored after 156 seconds.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s miserable start was compounded just 18 minutes later when forward, Ousmane Dembele got Barcelona’s second goal after Messi nicked the ball off Cesc Fabregas and set-up the French striker to double their advantage.
The match ended 3-0 in favour of the home team.